Gowling WLG wins TMT Team of the Year at The Oath Middle East Legal Awards in Dubai

12 December 2019

Gowling WLG Dubai's Technology team has been named TMT Team of the Year at the Oath Middle East Legal Awards 2019, highlighting the team's excellence and innovation in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector.

The Oath Middle East Legal Awards honour the region's best and brightest in the legal profession.

It was Gowling WLG Dubai's seamless delivery of a first-to-market production-ready blockchain powered KYC platform in the UAE that led them to the award. The KYC platform was the first of its kind in the UAE financial services market, providing blockchain based data-sharing ecosystem to achieve faster, more efficient account openings and renewals for UAE customers.

Managing Partner of the Dubai office, Tim Casben said: "I am delighted for Tony and Alex and it was well-deserved recognition for a particularly innovative and challenging transaction. This represents an early endorsement of our strategy to focus on core areas of Corporate, Technology and Intellectual Property."

Head of the Dubai Technology Team, Tony Fielding said: "Myself and Alex Brazeau are honoured to have won the Oath Award having only started our TMT practice at Gowling WLG over 18 months ago. To us, this award illustrates that strategic innovation and deployments in the UAE continue to grow as the UAE itself and our clients adopt new tech to improve operational efficiencies and new forms of consumer engagement. Our commitment to help clients and the UAE achieve its digital ambitions is stronger than ever."

The achievement underscores the firm's commitment to providing high quality expertise across its chosen practise areas.

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Toyin Oseni Business Development and Marketing Executive Dubai